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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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MS Office 2011 and Retina Display

I'm thinking about purchasing MS Office 2011 for my new rMBPro. How have others handled the distortion issue as MS Office 2011 isn't yet updated for Retina Display? Any updates when this will be updated?
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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This has been asked before and knowing Microsoft it could take many months to update and it's already 10 months in and they still don't fully support Lion Fullscreen yet.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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Would you get MS Office or is iWorks completely compatible with MS documents, i.e. converting to .doc.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:27 AM   #4
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Would you get MS Office or is iWorks completely compatible with MS documents, i.e. converting to .doc.
When I had both I always found some issues with loading .docx into iWorks which was mostly formatting, table errors but they are easy to fix.

I heard also that libreoffice is meant to look pretty good too when compared to office 2011.
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I'm thinking about purchasing MS Office 2011 for my new rMBPro. How have others handled the distortion issue as MS Office 2011 isn't yet updated for Retina Display? Any updates when this will be updated?
I frankly do not see any significant distortions in Office 2011. It is totally usable IMO.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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Supposedly litre office doesn't have pixelation. Could always use that instead.

Sorry, didn't realise is was already posted.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:03 AM   #7
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I frankly do not see any significant distortions in Office 2011. It is totally usable IMO.
markp99, what screen resolution is you rMBP while you are using MS Office?

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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What part of Office doesn't support Lion's full screen?
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What part of Office doesn't support Lion's full screen?
It supports full-screen in the most basic sense. It would have been nice to see them utilize it better considering it took them almost a year.


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I frankly do not see any significant distortions in Office 2011. It is totally usable IMO.
It's usable, but it is terrible looking. It can actually be quite straining on the eyes after a while.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 07:16 AM   #11
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I'm not even using "best for retina" and I don't see any issue with MSOffice11 either.
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When I had both I always found some issues with loading .docx into iWorks which was mostly formatting, table errors but they are easy to fix.

I heard also that libreoffice is meant to look pretty good too when compared to office 2011.
this. I have had awful formatting issues going from word to pages. If you use word at work...get office of mac
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